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About CITS

About CITS

China International Travel Service Limited, Head Office  (abbreviated to CITS) was founded in 1954, through its 62 years of development, CITS has been blooming from a foreign affairs reception unit at its early stage under the State Council into a large state owned key enterprises group integrating all inclusive services in the travel industry. For decades, it has sustained a high reputation in the international tourism market by continually offering quality service and developing new products, which fully demonstrates its role as a leading enterprise in China’s tourism industry.


CITS owns a national network with 122 CITS branches and sub-branch offices across the whole country to provide service wherever people travel within China. CITS is a prestigious trademark of high value in China and is the only tourism company among the country’s Top 500 Enterprises, with its real assets worth RMB 10 billion.

CITS is the first industrial member of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in China and is the Chairman of the China Association of Travel Services (CATS). Besides, it has been admitted into such international organizations as PATA, IATA, and ASTA. In 2000, it successfully passed the ISO9001 Authentication of its quality service system. In 2004, CITS merged with China Duty-free Group, incorporating it into the CITS Group Corporation.



As a leading land operator in China, CITS has been cooperating well with many governmental authorities, as well as relative organizations and associations. Besides handling the regular tours, CITS also performances:


Special Interest, Adventures Tours

Business Forums or Formulization Inspection Tours

Governmental Relation Visiting Tours

Incentive & Conference Tours

Educational Training or Study Programs

Science and Technology Exchange Programs

VIP or Application for Special Treatment, Luxurious Package

The Society Exploration Tours


Even at a critical time, only CITS Head Office is fully supported by the government on resources in priority for the market promotion and production. 

Today CITS takes more DMC (Destination Management Company) functional role to launch the products for partners. CITS Tour Programs of Seat-in Coach with Guarantee Departures at minimum 2 people are welcomed by many partners. The programs includes almost all popular tourist resorts of China, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guilin, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Yangtze River Cruises; Ethnics of Yunnan, Lijiang, and Shangri-La; the Silk Road; the Fairyland of Jiuzhaigou Valley; Train Expedition to Tibet; Chimney Mountains of Zhangjiajie; Yellow Mountains with its unique cultural heritage villages.


CITS is dedicated to bringing our business partners and cooperators an array of marketable travel products and services, thus to bring partners to a success in their own business. CITS here promises you again: we are committed to serving our clients with the best value, attention to your detail, flexibility, price promise, and excellent service.


CITS Privileges and Resources

CITS is not only organizing the regular tours, but also handling special interest tours, business tours, student exchange programs and other travel-related service by its privileges of the resources:


Huge Business Volumes for Inbound and Outbound Tours

The Favorable or Exclusive Contracts with all Hotels Nationwide and Other Supplies

A Huge Number of Well Trained Tour Guides

A Nationwide Efficient network of 124 Branch or Sub-branch Offices in China

The Reliable Reputation & Responsible System, Cautious with Safety and Security Always

A Huge Resources of the Central and Local Government Levels, Ministries & Foundations

A Resources of the Industry Associations and the Social Research Institutions

New Economic Development Zoon, High-Tech & Industry Demonstration Zoon Administration & Projects

Top 20 Universities in China for Exchange Programs

The Investment Consulting Firms & Finance Companies and Agents

CNTA and Provincial Tourism Administrations

National Olympic Center, Sports Training School and Chinese Language School for Study

Airlines & Charters, Visa Issues, Immigrations & Customs



Official B2C Websites

CITS has five B2C Websites for different markets:

English - China Travel Designer (www.chinatraveldesigner.com)
Italian - Cina Viaggio ( www.cinaviaggio.com)
Spanish - Viajes en China (www.viajesenchina.com)
Russian - Kitaitury (www.kitaitury.com)

The main business scope of B2C websites include: package tours, city tours, join-in tours, private tours, MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference, and Exhibition), tailor-made tours, city transfers, international train ticket & hotel booking, etc.


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Professional and Experienced Team



CITS has a large team of proficient, knowledgeable, productive, and experienced staffs. The 860 high-educated professionals speak 14 foreign languages (include English, Spanish, Italian, Germany, French, Russian, Japanese, ect.). Their passionate and extensive travel knowledge ensures that the information and advice provided to our partners is professional and authentic.